I'm just going to go on record and say that Tanith and Ben's withdrawal from the Grand Prix Final is lame.
An infected tooth? Really, an infected tooth? I remember when Maria Butyrskaya competed at the Grand Prix Final like a week (maybe even less) after having her Appendix out.
Pony up! At least say the reason you are withdrawing is because you know you'll loose to Virtue and Moir and very likely even Davis and White.
I pray at National's after their performance people throw toothbrushes onto the ice.
The worse part about all of this...we now have to endure Khoklova and Novitski's disaster on ice at the final. Pass the Vodka please...
UPDATE: We are sparred the revival of Bolshevist Era Muisic...Khoklova and Novitski have passed on the opporotunity to compete in Tokyo. Therefore we get Crone and Poirier, who I feel need the competition the most. I get the idea they'll be in a close race for that second Canadian Olympic Ice Dance Birth come January with Weaver and Poje.
I got a couple e-mail's yesterday from people telling me that Tanith really does have a tooth problem. I get that...I just think they (she?) should 'suck it up,' deal with it, and compete. People have gotten on the ice with far (far!) worse problems.